Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all we do. Beyond the visible sacramentals of our faith, worship and prayer are part of every school day. Students come to know the person of Jesus Christ by learning and living their faith in action through service. Faith formation is woven into the fabric of our Catholic education.

Academics

Whether it be advancing to kindergarten or graduating from high school, each student at ECCSS is prepared. Our students are able to read, write, calculate, think critically and work as a team. At every grade level, our students are equipped for what lies ahead due to a committed, diverse and passionate group of faculty and staff members that hold various degrees and certifications. The solid foundation provided in our schools ready students for their next steps.

Student Life

Students at the Elk County Catholic School System are presented with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The Crusader sports program is one of the strongest and most respected in the area. Many extracurricular activities are available to students to further develop different aspects of their personalities.

Creative Programs

Our school system offers many opportunities for students to develop their artistic sides. We boast excellent music, art, and drama programs, and our instructors in all three departments are well-versed in their respective areas of expertise. ECCSS also hosts a number of summer camps that are geared toward those students who are drawn to the arts.
SMCES Hop-a-Thon raises money for Muscular Dystrophy

SMCES Hop-a-Thon raises money for Muscular Dystrophy

Mrs. Puncheon’s and Mrs. Roberts’ Kindergarten classes at St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary recently participated in hop-a-thon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   With the help of their families they all brought in monetary donations and in return...

Father Jeff guest speaker at ECCSS!

Father Jeff guest speaker at ECCSS!

During ECCSS's last in-service day Father Jeff, pastor at the Queen of the World Church spoke to staff about the Beatitudes and how they affect our private lives as well as our educational lives. He ended the day with Mass in the chapel. Although the teachers did not...

SMCES and SMCMS students receive Sacraments!

SMCES and SMCMS students receive Sacraments!

Welcome to our Catholic community! Khaleo, a six grader at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School, and his sister Izzy, a fourth grader at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist in January at Queen of the World...

Available Senior Scholarships

Available Senior Scholarships

  Available Senior Scholarship Applications:   Please see the criteria/eligibility for the following scholarships by visiting https://www.eccss.org/senior-scholarships/   Additional information, applications, and paperwork can be found in the Guidance Office.  ...

Donation made to Elkland Search and Rescue

Donation made to Elkland Search and Rescue

Each month of the academic year, students, faculty and staff participate in a charitable relax dress day.  For a dollar donation, students are permitted to wear jeans instead of their school uniform, and the donations collected are then given to a local charity or...

International students celebrate New Years!

International students celebrate New Years!

ECCHS celebrated New Years Eve with our International students biggest holiday Chinese and Vietnamese New Years which was officially on January 25th. Front Row L-R :Ngoc Nguyen, Cecila Mao Back Row: Ke Kang, Tyler Troha and Kevin Zheng Also pictured are students with...

St. Leo’s 8th Grade Basketball team takes 2nd in Erie tournament!

St. Leo’s 8th Grade Basketball team takes 2nd in Erie tournament!

St. Leo School’s eighth grade basketball team won second place in a weekend basketball tournament held at St. George School in Erie.   “This was a great weekend for our team,” said head coach Tom Gilmore. “This is our first year in the tournament, and there were some...

Catholic Schools Week Mass

https://vimeo.com/389059013 Elk County Catholic School System ended their Catholic Schools Week celebrations with a system wide mass that included students from Saint Marys Catholic Elementary, Saint Marys Catholic Middle School, Elk County Catholic High School, St....

Reminder Diamond Dazzle this Saturday February 1st!

Reminder Diamond Dazzle this Saturday February 1st!

Reminder ECCHS Athletic Association Diamond Dazzle is tomorrow Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Red Fern. Doors open at 5 pm-please enter in the back of the building Buffet dinner at 6:45 pm Festivities include: -Bingo -Sideboards -Raffles -Plinko -Silent Auction...

6th Annual Bag Bash Tickets on Sale NOW!

6th Annual Bag Bash Tickets on Sale NOW!

ECCSS PTO's 6th Annual Bag Bash will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Red Fern from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $35 which includes admission for one, dinner, and 10 chances on designer bags! There will also be a Chinese raffle, 50/50, games, and chances on...

Farmers National Bank contribution to SMCES and SLS

Farmers National Bank contribution to SMCES and SLS

Recently representatives from Farmers National Bank’s St. Marys and Ridgway branch offices presented St. Marys Catholic Elementary School a contribution of $2,000 and St. Leo Catholic School $7,500 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program...

St. Boniface Parish-Preschool Registration

St. Boniface Parish-Preschool Registration

With the announcement of St. Boniface School closing after the 2019/2020 school year there are plans being made to retain a parish based preschool on the St. Boniface campus. More details to follow. For families interested in Preschool St. Boniface Parish will be...

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